Categoría: Advocacy

American Rescue Plan – Key Provisions Impacting Businesses

This week, President Biden signed the $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan. This is the third major stimulus package passed by the Federal Government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While there has been much discussion about relief to individuals including a new round of $1400

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Governor Walz Loosens COVID Restrictions

Effective Saturday, February 13 at Noon, Governor Walz has amended Executive Order 20-01 with Executive Order 20-07, loosening on COVID restrictions. Full details of the changes can be viewed in Executive Order 20-07. The major changes are as follows: Capacity for private social celebrations &

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New: Nicollet County Business Relief Grant Program

The Minnesota Legislature and Governor have passed legislation authorizing funding to Minnesota counties for relief grants to local businesses and nonprofits impacted by an executive order related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Small businesses and nonprofits in Nicollet County impacted by COVID-19 can apply to receive

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Governor Walz Announces Updates to Current Dial-back Restrictions

Today, Governor Walz announced changes to current dial-back restrictions through Executive Order 20-103. Effective Friday, December 18, 2020 at 11:59 pm, through Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 11:59 pm, the Governor has extended the provisions of Executive Order 20-99, with some modifications published in executive

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MN Legislature Passes Business Assistance Package

The Minnesota legislature has passed a business assistance package in response to COVID-19 impacts which includes approximately $217 million to the General Fund in FY21 and about $25 million in FY22. Its provisions include three business relief components:  Business Assistance Grants  Unemployment Insurance Extension   Hospitality Industry Waiver of Certain Fees 

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